Introduce your children to new flavors, textures, and foods
Introducing your children to new flavors, textures, and foods can lead to a lifetime of healthier, more adventurous eating!
Turn trying new foods into an exciting thing, like a game, make it a big weekly thing. There is more to the world than french fries and mac & cheese ( my daughter’s favorites ). Ask them questions. Have them describe the fruit. What does it taste like? What does it feel like? It’ll help them be more articulate while more than likely expanding their vocabulary.
Ask them questions. Have them describe the fruit. What does it taste like? What does it feel like? It’ll help them be more articulate while more than likely expanding their vocabulary. Sensory processing and English lesson? Check and Check!. Then explore the region the fruit comes from and what the environment is like that they grow in that’ll spark a lot of questions as well. Quick geography & agriculture lesson? Check and Check. Don’t forget about whatever added vitamins and nutrients come from whatever it is they are trying? Too many benefits to not do this!
Wouldn’t you love to help your children have that kind of experience, to overcome their fear or reluctance of trying new things, to develop an open-minded and adventurous feeling about things in general, allowing them to think outside of the box? I mean, we all want to raise leaders, right?
This week. We tried Rambutan’s.
It’s an exotic fruit of Southeast Asia. Rambutans are high in potassium and fiber. Rich in protein, iron, phosphorus, calcium and Vitamin C. It is native to Southeast Asian countries, such as Malaysia and Indonesia. It is primarily known for its similarities with the lychee and the longan fruit, particularly its transparent-whitish flesh or as my daughter calls it ” the clear part” and the seed in the middle. “Rambutan” comes from the Malay word for hair. So it’s often called the hairy fruit!
Enjoy this video of Leila trying them below! Be sure to subscribe http://bit.ly/2zkWNkz so that you can see what she tries next week! And let me know what new things you decide to try this week! Happy experimenting!